Claude Théoret is the founder and CEO of Nexalogy, a social data discovery startup and a Canadian leader in Social Data Intelligence. As former Astrophysicist, he worked at the inception of bigdata, having his first website in 1994 and working with big data before it had a name. He is one of the top 40 startup mentors in the worldwide Founder Institute network.
Previously, Claude was an astrophysicist with expertise in the management of innovation. One of the founding members of McGill University’s astronomy department, Claude was ranked first in the astronomy and astrophysics postdoctoral fellowship competition in Québec. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the Collège de France as a member of the prestigious HESS Collaboration. After teaching as a professor of physics and statistics at the American University in Paris, Claude focused his analytical expertise on Co-Word Analysis, Actor Network Theory and their practical applications.
At FWD50, we know that experimentation is key to growth and innovation. At last year’s conference, attendees told us they wanted a chance to network and discuss hot topics and specific domains. So in partnership with BlackBerry we created an entirely new, participant-driven format called Circlesquare.
We surveyed people to find the critical technologies and departments. And we chose these...